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, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and afterward. in few areas has a lot been of greater impact than in the lives americans with chronic conditions. if you had insurance that you liked before, whatever it was, it is going to be better now because of no pre-existing conditions being a barrier to your access to insurance. also removing lifetime or even on the funding you can receive for care. thanks to affordable health care act in relationship to pre- existing conditions, up to 17 million children with pre- existing conditions have already been able to gain affordable coverage. starting january 1, up to 129 million americans, including children, in
objection, the subcommittee is adjourned. president obama on jobs and the economy and income inequality. in less than hour, the head of of mayor confederation teachers speaks with reporters at the christian science monitor. walden,esentative greg on to make haitians and technology. communications and technology. >> a several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be at the future will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers m
. more than anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has one point 5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no. no. these extraordinary circumstances continue, as indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national
across the world and how we compete in global economy, now that number has dropped down it's not 79% anymore. it's around 35% of our jobs in high school a diploma, which means we have a big skill scant. it's in the manufacturing jobs, john. you can't show up with a high get l degree and expect to a job in a manufacturing plant. you have to have some type of to do, to read, to write, basic math, to operate to machinery, the equipment, the things that you have. so as a nation, we're falling behind. industrialized nations, 14th in reading, 17th in science, 25th in math. 34 nations. we're a better nation than that. to compete and remain internationally globally competitive, we have to change and we haven system to address the needs of our employers. it up to you open guys, but before we do that, manziel y, is johnny going to win the heisman again? >> i don't have a clue. i played six-man football. >> you're an aggie, you're yeah, baby, yeah. >> i don't have an idea. he is fun to watch play. here's what i will project. i will make a prediction -- that i'm very confident in and that is th
confidence to our economy, to the business community and to our people if we got a beginning. deal, but unfortunately that does not seem to be, at least at this point in time, in the discussion. i'm hopeful that the budget committee so i'm hopeful that the budget committee conference will revisit or at least come up with a product that has not been discussed which will accomplish the objective of putting this country on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> coming up, treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold
, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes sense when families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. households rack up greater mortgage and credit card debt. topentrated wealth at the will not result in broadly based consumer spending that drives our economy and with less regulation, it may contribute to risky speculative bubbles. rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for families and social cohesion. not just because we tend to trust our institutions us, but studies show we actually tend to test -- trust each other less. host: that was the president yesterday talking about income inequality. toare turning to all of you get your stories. are you able to move up the economic ladder? we have the lines divided by age. start calling us now. you can put your comments on facebook or tweet us as well. a response from house speaker john boehner's spokesman. they promote government reliance rather than economic mobility. what are your thoughts on this?
values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy
for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world.
anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has 1.5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. still ha million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted, and i quote, for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no, no. these extraordinary circumstances continue adds indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisors, that highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances in a few words continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it occurs with cbo, wall street analysts and other economists, that allowing the federal ui program to expire who cost our economy
is helping to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. will the prime minister meet me and a delegation of young people from cornwall to see how we can further promote these very worthwhile schemes? >> i am delighted with the news about the number of apprenticeships in cornwall. the government have made a major financial commitment to funding apprenticeships. that is making a difference, but there is far further to go in tackling youth unemployment and worklessness among people between the ages of 16 and 24. i am always happy to meet with him, perhaps a suitable moment might be when i am in cornwall. >> house prices are going up at a time when real wages are going down. does the prime minister accept that when interest rates go up after the election, it will detonate a sub-prime debt crisis of his making? >> the greatest danger in terms of interest rates would be to have a government who believed in more borrowing, more spending, and more taxing. that is what would drive up interest rates, that is what would hit the cost of living and that is what every family in this c
to the new economy, even in a period of economic growth, has not delivered the kind of employment that's necessary to sustain the economy. so i ask if any of you might comment on how the loss of direct support for 1.3 million americans in the wealthiest country ever imagined on the planet at a time of record profits by corporations can somehow be acceptable when you have cities like flint, michigan, or saginaw, michigan, that continue to struggle to try to connect their work force with the next economy. to me, this just seems like an affront to all that is good and right, and it's not something we ought to stand for. finally, i just want to say thank you for helping members of congress who ought to understand that this is just not economic data that we're looking at, but this is a decision that'll literally affect the lives, health, and well being of millions of americans and the fact you're willing to come help make that case is something we're grateful for. thank you. >> thank you, chris. why don't you begin and we'll get to the other direct questions. >> thank you so very quickly, c
, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since t
difficult to forecast exactly one that is going to be. in part because the economy is -- it is a little bit more strong. as a result that extends the time in which the treasury -- atment can do things some point congress is going to have to do that. i suppose the earliest it could possibly be is february. it is much more likely that it is sometime in spring or the beginning of the summer. then you are going to get the debate over -- we should look at tax hikes, changes in entitlement. it is hard to see how they are going to get any agreement on those areas. particularly in election year. the house is expected to adjourn for the year on friday and the senate shortly after. a lot of high-profile legislation still hanging in the balance. it is the list of what is likely to make it through the 113th congress. i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from
of the many bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. but i know that principle is critical. also because it has mattered so much in my own life. a suburb of boston, the child of two immigrants from india. inlived in a house bedford, massachusetts, a middle-class town. when i was five, my parents got divorced and my dad left. my mother was on her own and never held a job before. she faced going back to india are going on welfare to support her two children. , we would've been stigmatized. it was unheard of to get divorced back then. she knew our life opportunities to be limited. she made that tough choice. she states. we stayed.
that the sanctions would begin to unravel. i heard today that iran's president said the economy has markedly improved. they have not even put in place -- steps must be taken to repent for the erosion of the sanction. ultimately, the sanctions remain an essential element of the international effort to compel iran to dispel its nuclear the terror infrastructure and take apart all of the centrifuges and tear down the heavy water reactors and eliminate the current stockpile of enriched on weapond working radiation -- weapons that geneva does not address. none of it is necessary for a peaceful nuclear program. while israel is prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preface to see iran's endlear weapons program through diplomacy. for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. -- ae repeat that diplomatic solution is better than a military option, but a military option is necessary for diplomacy to succeed, as are powerful sanctions. we agree after a cup will of tough years, iran finally -- a couple of tough years, i
of today's opinion pages of "the wall street journal:." again, your thoughts on the economy, especially in light of these new numbers, with the federal unemployment rate at seven percent. in.ere is how you can call we divided the lines differently. if you are under 30 -- it is discussions about the economy that takeover the papers today, especially in light of these new numbers. here is the editorial page of "the new york times." they have a different take -- we start this morning in jacksonville florida. angel is up. good morning, what do you think about the economy in light of these current numbers? good morning. first of all, thank you so much for taking my call. go ahead, you're on. caller: there is still a selection process that is very difficult for many people. thethe reason is simple, young people are being selected -- the selection very picky.ery, degrees and i can't find a job in jacksonville, florida. some cities are picking up quickly, some aren't. keep are you going to looking for work or have you given up? caller: i will keep looking. fairs, i apply for work every day. i s
and keep him in peace. >> the labor department released the november jobs numbers showing the economy added 200- 3000 jobs last month and dropping the unemployment rate year 7.3% to 70%, a five- low. the economy has generated just over 200,000 jobs from august to november, up from 159,000 per month between april and electorate -- and electorate reaction coming from capitol hill. house speaker john beat -- house speaker john boehner release a statement -- today's report includes positive sign that mored discourage calls for emergency government stimulus third and said, what our economy needs is more progrowth solutions that get government out of the way. we will bring you live remarks from kentucky senator rand paul speaking at the detroit economic club at 12:35 eastern right here on c-span feared also life during the 12:00 our on c-span2, discussion on hospital admission policies for medicare patients and how that impacts out-of- pocket expenses at 12:15 eastern. also at 12:15 on c-span3, for presidentialan candidate john huntsman and evan bayh will speak about politics. they are cochairs o
of democracy and a propeller of our economy. most importantly, we must really make sure that we figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream big, but achieve them. >> thank you. let me ask you one or two and then we will go to kimberly to start. let me ask you about the common core standards. you said, you think that obamacare is bad and the implementation of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and anyone stepping up to fix this? >> i am not a big believer in this. i am a union leader and i could easily say, this one, this one, this one. if we are not rolling up our sleeves and actually engaging, then we are in the same debate over who cares about kids. i care about kids, no, i care about kids. that is a debate we are having. let me just say, this is what i think is happened. we do education policy by precedent. i think the governor and the state she's right about saying, let's figure out a set of standards that are aligned to what kids need to know about the global economy. they move pretty fast about it. we were engaged with them and brought a lot of
is coming to the table. iran's economy is in shambles. they were intended to force iran to the negotiating table. so the negotiations could stop progress toward a nuclear weapon. the sanctions were not intended to stop them from being able to accumulate. they were intended to break it back economically and forced into the table. that is the evidence i have. we need them at the table. we need them to agree to a different course of action. this is seeing the growth in centrifuges and pushing them further and further down the line toward developing a nuclear weapon. we need to change that. that is what the negotiations will lead to. >> your thoughts on that? how confident are you that a long-term deal can be reached? everybody says it will be extremely difficult. do you think they will want to reach one? will it be too tough to pull off? >> i remain skeptical because of all the reasons you stated, the lack of trust between iran and others. i do not trust iran. they have been up to some very bad behavior, supporting terrorist groups, moving toward a nuclear weapon. i am not just going to say i
in education, investments in infrastructure, and trying to figure out an economy that works for all i think is important. take tomorrow, fast food workers. 100 places where the fast food workers are going to be staging strikes. and who are the fast food workers now? it is no longer 18-year-old, 19- year-old, 20-year-old kid trying to get into college, or in college and doing this is a job. when you go to mcdonald's, when you go to walmart, you are seeing people in their 60s and 70s. this is wrong. and so i think there is a sense we will see. so, but, in terms of my belly wake, public education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, are union foundations talking about how to do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bot
, it will harm the economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective way there is to boost the economy. when more people spend money on basic necessities, it means more customers and more jobs. the evidence shows that unemployment does not stop people from trying to hard work -- stop work -- trying hard to find work. if we stopted that it now it will be a drag on the economy next year. another estimate thinks it can cost businesses to wondered 40,000 jobs. without the ability to feed their families or pay bills, many people currently looking looking forld stop good. extending unemployment insurance is not just the right thing to do for our families, it is the smart thing to do for our economy. it should not be a partisan issue. for decades, congress has offered to vote for relief for job seekers. now that economic lifeline is in jeopardy all because republicans in the congress, which is on track to be the most unproductive in history, has so far refused to extend it. in this holiday season, let's give our fellow americans were desperately looking for work the help they need to keep on
on this side of this house would have broken the british economy in the first place. >> he talks about the recovery and there might be a recovery for the rich, but for everyone else -- he will not stand up to the powerful and he will not stand up for the week. -- the weak. but when it comes to being a loyal deputy to a tory prime minister, he will rake all of -- he will sell out all of his principles. the truth is, if you will not freeze energy bills and scrap the bedroom tax, it will not be the tories. it will not be the lib dems. it has got to be labor. >> mr. speaker, they are not a government in waiting. they are not even an opposition in waiting. it is 18 months before the next general election and we still have no clue what the labour party would actually do. we do know a few things. and energy con that would see prices go up and not down. no apology for crashing the economy in the first place and a , total failure to stand up to the trade union partners. if they cannot manage to come up with a sensible policy, if they cannot manage their own party, why should anyone think that t
given potential. it is because we know that when women and girl participate in economies, economic growth is greater than would be without them. where women and girls are given the chance to be educated and to get the healthcare they deserve to have, we know that societies benefit. where women and girls can participate in peace making and peace building as full members of society trying to resolve conflicts, we know that resolution is more likely to be sustained. it's a great honor for me to have this award. but it is a reminder of how much more we have yet ahead of us to accomplish. to make sure that tom's dream, tom's life, the examples of the award recipients with us and those unable to come, bring out in each of us our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights, universal human rights for every man, woman, boy and girl in the world. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do to hold high his ideals and by accepting this award and knowing that tom would not let me off the hook, otherwise, it is something that i will continue to be committed to i
had to say. >> shut down everybody government.in but let's go to the state of the union. economy continuing to strengthen. no washington shutdowns. i think the president will people's d the confidence will recover. we need to push congress to do immigration, to do smart things to help the economy. the american people are sitting at home talking about all of the issues which is most important to me. job and my -- my income. and that's what washington needs to focus on. are merican people screaming at us. focus for us what's important to us. plouffe there writes -- paints a bright picture on the in zon for the white house terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> the president said this is in hands. we can try to turn this around as david said about is health working. are people getting insurance? are insurance companies saying yes? right data.g the and, yeah, there are -- there not in that maybe short of term where the -- where the country starts saying, okay, bumpy start. but it's getting better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you -- you have a series of
at building a strong and growing economy which will benefit all our people. i would like to deal with a few matters in this regard. in support of sustainable economic growth and the macro- economic objectives of government, it will remain the primary objective of monetary policy to promote and maintain overall financial stability. the reserve bank has the important function of protecting the value of our currency and striving for relative price stability at all times. we are pleased that dr chris stals will continue to serve as governor of the reserve bank. [applause] the battle to reduce the rate of inflation will continue. the realisation of many of our objectives for a fair and equal treatment of all our people will not be possible unless we succeed in avoiding high inflation in the economy. we also face a major challenge in re-entering the global economy, while stable prices are vital to the restructuring of our industries and dealing with the critical issue of job- creation. we are blessed with a heritage of a sophisticated financial sector. our financial markets are well- placed to pl
able to improve reforms. instruments tous have a very strong economy and especially, very good social results. the facts are there. the economy is growing almost at an average of 5.0%. we have been creating jobs for 14 months in a row. we had a performance of 40 months, month after month, the unemployment rate was going down. we can say that very proudly colombia has created more jobs than any other country in latin america, including brazil. this is something which i think is very important. the jobs that we have been creating for the first time our formal jobs instead of informal jobs. we have put in place specific and focused public policies and ,aken action to fight poverty extreme poverty. peru,sides through -- which has been the country that has performed better in this are theafter peru we best performer in the whole region in terms of decreasing poverty. and also against extreme poverty we have put in place specific actions and we have been able to take on extreme poverty more than one million -- for more than one million colombians. one of the big problems that we bottlenecks
the economy because it is growing, he cannot ask about the deficit because it is falling. he cannot ask about the numbers in work because they are rising. people can see that we have a long-term plan to turn our country around, and people can also see him sitting in his room, desperate for bad news to suit his own short-term political interests. >> one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the silent killer of middle-aged men. survival rates have risen from 30% to 80% because of breakthroughs in genetics, diagnostics, and drugs, and because of charities such as movember, which has gone from five blokes raising $500 to the world's biggest prostate charity raising $300 million. will the prime minister agree to meet me and representatives of uk research charities to see what we can do to make the nhs adopt innovation more quickly? >> my hon. friend raises a very important issue. everyone wants to see more research and better outcomes for prostate cancer. may i personally praise him for that magnificent growth on his top lip? i have noticed the number of my colleagues, suddenly res
of our country. it is the veins and the arteries that connect the information economy in the u.s. trafficeeing data increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect communication, whether they originate in a wireless or wireline environment. america's future is a wireline environment. >> the future of the communications industry at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> this week on "q&a," pulitzer prize-winning journalist david finkel discusses his latest book titled, "thank you for your service." >> david finkel, at what point did you decide to call this book "thank you for your service"? >> it happened late in the game after i turned in the manuscript and we were searching for a title. i had another one in mind, which was "the suicide room." when i mention that to the publisher, she said, that is just a traffic title. are you trying to put us out of business? i said, i would read that book. she said, that is really not the right title for this book. we sat and batted it around. there is something about this phrase. i was worried it would come across as ju
a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in thi
to fulfill their potential. they can participate in economies and economic growth. where they are given the chance to be educated and get the health care they deserve to have. we know that society benefits. women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building. as full members of society's trying to resolve conflicts. we know resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award. it is a reminder of how much more we have ahead of us to accomplish. dreame sure that tom's and his life, the examples of the award recipients unlike bring out, income each of us, our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do. ideals and byis accepting this award, knowing that he would not let me off the hook otherwise. i willomething that continue to be committed to in every way that i can and every fiber of my being because the kind of world we want is a world tomhich nelson mandela and lantos can be proud. thank you very much. [applause] >> later tonight on c-span, we will have remarks
-world war ii era. to folks in washington seem put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems to be consensus that the weakest link seems to be our secondary schools. the president announced a grant program. many people believe we are no longer meeting the needs of people. >> we have a number of initiatives doing that, including allowing high school atdents to take courses college. in one case: locating schools on college campuses, or inviting them to have courses in the school. think we failed most of the kids in the early years. we just a bigger price in the later years. a child not doing well in
on and that's jobs and growing the economy. in my home state of nevada, we still have a stubbornly high unemployment rate above the national average. despite improvements in certain sectors, there's far too many nevadans who are still looking for work. many who have been out of work for now more than a year, year and a half, going on two years, and i know it's part of the budget debate that will occur between now and january 15, will be this discussion about extending unemployment benefits. which is incredibly important to american families who have been struggling during this sustained recession. and so i would challenge my colleagues on the other side, allow us to bring forward the number of jobs legislation and bills that would help build our infrastructure back up in this country. allow us to bring these bills to a vote in this chamber so that we can get our country moving again, we can get the middle class economy moving, we can help middle class families who are trying to provide for themselves and their families with good, sustainable, family-sustainable jobs. not low-wage jobs t
american a fighting chance in today's economy. all right. thank you so much, everybody. god bless you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [cheers and applause] >> know we will hear from the white house chief of staff denis mcdonough who will apologize for the problems with healthcare.gov . he says the website is functioning better since the october one launch. he spoke at georgetown university. former also hear from democratic senator, tom daschle. [applause] , it is nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very important subject about this country. is achair keith -- cherokee chief indian once said, timing is everything. right now. implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. we have an excellent program today. we have two terrific speakers. we have denis mcdonough and tom daschle. we also have a panel that will be moderated with a number of distinguished people on the panel. that will be the day. we will have an opportunity for some q
on thin --gins, forcing operators to austin, texas remains one of the strong economies in the country. since the recession we have tightened our belts to manage rising costs and we are still very much feeling the impact, including double-digit health insurance -- double-digit health insurance premium increases. it puts pressure on our teams, allen i vendors, on our pricing -- on our vendors, on our pricing. in addition to the aggregation rules, there are several other sections of a lot of impact restaurant operations and similar small businesses. -- of the law that impacts restaurant operations and similar small businesses. the restaurant and food service industry attract people seeking a flexible work environment, whether they are students between careers or just looking for a second job to makes ends -- to make ends meet. there is a significant movement. given the short term nature of individual employment, the administrative urban of educating and processing the enrollments prove almost as expensive as coverage itself. absorb thiscannot cost and ultimately the cost will be warmed b
is the center -- wire lined world that is of our economy and connects the economy and united states. increase 40% rates per year. i was a american -- i would say that america's future is a wire- lined a future. >> you are talking about the move to broadband and one of the sec is looking at is transition. you feel that the sec is moving quickly enough? i think there've been concerns about the process taking too long. >> i applaud the commission for establishing the technology transition task force. i think it is important that we have a managed transition to ip. the commission and department of commerce work very well together in transitioning us from an analog to digital world when it came to broadcasting. thats not so long ago folks were very worried about having to get rid of their analog television sets. that was managed in a way that was done with nary a hiccup. it takes planning and execution. the new chairman of the sec is someone who is attentive to that. >> will like to see the fcc do next -- what would you like to see the fcc do next? >> i think with the chairman has done is to say that
of the house of commons. world is really the central circulatory system of our economy, the veins and arteries that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. onare seeing data traffic our wireline networks increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communication, whether they originate in the wireline environment or a wireless environment. yeah, i would say america's future is a wireline future. >> the future of the communications industry with u.s. telecom had walter mccormick, monday on "the communicators" on 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> the editor of the london- based newspaper "the guardian" testified before the british home affairs committee earlier this week. he defended his newspaper's decision to publish surveillance piles clicked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> can i call the committee to order? i welcome our witness to today's session, alan rusbridger, the editor of "the guardian." mr. rusbridger, you are giving evidence as part of the committee's inquiry into
is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is not a sexy issue. legislation and mental health systems act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jimmy was, as he says, involuntary retired from the white house. the incoming president put it on a shelf. it was one of the greatest of women's of my life. >> rosalynn carter, tonight at 9:00 eastern, live on c-span and c-span3. also on
with stakeholders from all areas of our economy and with the administration and the courts to ensure an open, deliberative thoughtful process, we held several hearings and issued two public discussion drafts in may and september of this year which led to the formal introduction of the innovation act in october. i believe that it takes the necessary steps to address abusive patent litigation. abusive patent litigation is a drag on our economy. everyone from independent inventors to startups to mid and large-sized businesses face this constant threat. the tens of billions of dollars spent on settlements and litigation expenses associated with abusive patent suits represent truly wasted capital. wasted capital that could have been used to create new jobs, fund r&d and create new innovations and technologies that promote the progress of science and useful arts. and that's what innovation is really about, isn't it? if you're able to create something, invent something new and unique, then you should be allowed to sell your product, grow your business, hire more workers and live the american dream.
myself with what john had to say. in this day and age we face a number of crises. i think the economy is not performing the way we would like. real wages have been stagnant in our country for more than a decade. think about that. at the time when the cost of college and a whole host of other things, health care has going up, real wages have been frozen. you're familiar with the budget problem that we face. there is a growing disparity between the haves and have nots in our society and that should concern all of us over time. and all these things are in some ways int related. so if i would pick one thing i would agree with what john had to say. what is our comparative advantage? how do we grow this economy in a very competitive world and in particular how do we empower, not just give but empower our citizens through hard work and thrift and all those sorts of things to enjoy some of the fruits of that growth particularly the third that aren't getting the education, the kids that aren't getting the quality of education that they need to be economically relevant in a competitive global e
the economy. american people are talking about all these issues except what is important to me, my job and income. that is what washington needs to focus on. american people are screaming, focus on what is important to us. >> they paint a bright picture on the horizon for the white house in terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> we can try to turn this around, is working, are people getting insurance, are people saying yes? there are scenarios where the country starts saying, ok, it was a bumpy start but it will get better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you have a series of fiscal debates coming up between the president and congress and those have not gone well. the president and his team see those as opportunities again to sharpen the difference between what he is trying to do for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white h
. the private sector has updated a lot of aspects of its compensation system to people across the economy. is thet there opportunity for sin changes that would go along the lines of making it more effective. thank you for joining us this morning. that is all for this edition of "washington journal." be sure to join us tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> hello! [applause] journal@c-span.or [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] collects the u.s. house is back in session today. they begin the day at noon eastern with morning hour. legislative work will get underway at 2:00 with one bill requiring the justice department to report to congress on child abuse in each state. we will have live coverage of all of today's action with members gavilan. while the houses meeting, c- span2 will be live with financial regulation. enterse meeting at the -- enterprise institute or they will have an limitation of the dodd frank law. >> i got upset. they covered my mental health work. the first few meetings i had. then they never showed
because the economy is it is a little bit more strong. as a result that extends the time in which the treasury department can do things -- at some point congress is going to have to do that. i suppose the earliest it could possibly be is february. it is much more likely that it is sometime in spring or the beginning of the summer. then you are going to get the debate over -- we should look at tax hikes, changes in entitlement. it is hard to see how they are going to get any agreement on those areas. particularly in election year. host: the house is expected to adjourn for the year on friday and the senate shortly after. a lot of high-profile legislation still hanging in the balance. it is the list of what is likely to make it through the 113th congress. caller: i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. we will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that but a lot of members
. caller: good morning. host: you are on, go ahead. said, theye he just .ay and could boost the economy so i agree. but at the same time it is not for sure that this is what they are going to do. promises, promises. what they're going to do, what they could do, how but given the -- they try to schedule trips to out-of-state. we want to go and explore the regions outside planet earth. we overhear her -- overhear hurting. you know, but i mean -- the i'm going to say it like this. more tightening up. alright. what the heck? twitter --f web talksat's on the about a concert that used drones to deliver beer. it says -- dominoes even floated the idea of testing pizza delivery. it says -- most of the responses to this amazon ising that thinking about a drones system that would deliver packages of a certain weight in about 30 minutes. you saw video of that, which sparked some of the reaction, even to the point of legislators. we want to get your thoughts on commercial uses of drones in the united states, if you would support or oppose that. on your screen. lauren is on our for those that supported.
of shared investment in education, investments in infrastructure, and trying to figure out an economy that works for all i think is important. take tomorrow, fast food workers. 100 places where fast food workers are going to be staging strikes. and who are the fast food workers now? is no longer 18-, 19-, 20- year-old kid trying to get into college, or in college and doing this is a job. when you go to mcdonald's, when you go to walmart, you are seeing people in their 60s and 70s. this is wrong. and so i think there is a sense -- we will see. so, but, in terms of my belly wake, public education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, are union how toions talking about do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bott
back to china. the u.s. and china represent the world's largest economies, the world largest energy consumers, and the world's largest emitters of carbon pollution. i would rather not be the largest energy consumer or the largest emitter of carbon pollution, but since we are, we are going to get together and talk. we know there is economic competition between the two nations. that is healthy. but we do share the same climate and the same level of concern about a changing climate. i think we are well positioned to begin work together in a more concerted effort to move forward, to build on what i think of as 30 years of significant cooperation and partnership between our countries already. let me highlight the fact that one of the opportunities when i go to china is to build on the fact that epa and the ministry of environmental protection in china have had a deep and strong relationship. they know they are facing รก1m they have known that for some time. we know that as well. for the past 15 years, we have been working with them in depth on working to address their air quality challen
and they had the country running very smoothly. they stimulated the economy. all the mechanics of everything was working really well. i do think it is a republican or democrat issue, left or right, what is going on now, i think we have a lot of good democrats like menendez and darrell issa, i think is a good democrat. he is a republican from california. i think we need to get the country back in control of the west coast. they do a better job than the east coast. i think the north carolina is doing a real good job. i wonder what number his position is going to be. will he go down as a worst president ever? i don't see him in the top 10 or top 20 or top 50. i'm sure he is a good man. he has a tough job to do. he wakes up like everybody else does, puts his pant legs on one leg at a time. it is a tough job. he is talking about trey gowdy from north carolina. on was talking about the president's job and how he might rank historically. the real clear politics average of different polls out there on job approval currently has obama as a 40.1% approval rate, a disapproval rate of 55.6%. that is an
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